WVC 14 - 1 - 36
§14-1-36. Settlement with sureties.
Whenever it shall appear to the satisfaction of the auditor
that the sureties of a defaulting assessor or sheriff will be
compelled to pay the indebtedness of such defaulting officer, he
may, with the advice and consent of the attorney general, settle
with such sureties by receiving the amount of the principal with
interest thereon at the rate of six per cent per annum:
That the sureties will pay the amount into the treasury
before suit is brought.